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  • 15 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Commander, Naval Surface Forces recently awarded the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) with the 2011 Battle Effectiveness Award (Battle “E”). The Battle “E” is awarded annually to ships, submarines, aviation and other units that present the maximum condition of departmental readiness in their group and display outstanding capability to perform their wartime […]

  • 1 March 2012
    Training & Education

      Commander, Naval Surface Forces announced mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) is the winner of the 2011 Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) Award for Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron 7, Feb. 28. This is Patriot’s sixth consecutive year winning the Battle “E”, one of the Navy’s most prestigious command awards. The Battle “E” recognizes superior […]

  • 7 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Successful tests have been carried out in the US on a new warhead firing system to arm Britain’s nuclear missiles, making them more accurate… By Richard Norton-Taylor (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian,April 7, 2011;

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

     Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted on February 19 U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS’ maintenance and construction work. “Compared to the sophistication and the quality of the work that […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Even without the uncertainty caused by budget negotiations, it will take years for the Navy to recover from the effects of sequestration, the chief of naval operations told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington Sept 5. Sequestration and the effects of the continuing budget resolution damaged readiness, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. […]

  • 2 November 2012

    While generally satisfied with the progress of the service, the Navy’s top officer is using his latest position report to assess the effects of “set and drift” on the status of the U.S. Navy. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert spoke about his report – issued on October 31 – during a roundtable […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Department is doing all it can to minimize the effects of sequestration spending cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a “think tank” audience at Washington yesterday. “We’re doing everything we can to manage our way through this very difficult and abrupt circumstance,” Carter said at the Center for a New American […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    The British Ministry of Defence is looking for ways to strengthen the security of maritime operations so that it can be more effective at combating illegal activities such as gun-running, people-smuggling and piracy. The Royal Navy provides the main defence of the UK’s seas and overseas territories and ensures safe navigation, transport and trade in […]

  • 20 March 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Cassidian Optronics is improving the mission effectiveness of the 209 class submarines of the Colombian Navy by installing state-of-the-art sighting systems. After the already ordered refurbishment of an attack periscope, the Colombian Navy has now ordered a SERO 250 search periscope from Cassidian Optronics for a 209 Class submarine. Cassidian Optronics is the well-known producer […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from several East Coast-based expeditionary commands conducted an in port maritime staff exercise onboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) March 27-31 to refine their collective ability to respond to crises.   The exercise scenario tested the group’s evaluation of, and response to, a large scale earthquake on the border of Maine and […]

  • 13 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The first aircraft carrier in the Ford-Class (CVN-78) will be equipped with an on-board liquid oxygen generating plant that will decrease ownership cost by reducing operational manpower and maintenance. This has been announced by Chart, a global cryogenic engineering company, whose Acoustic-Stirling liquefier was incorporated in the carrier’s generating plant. The industry team, led by Rix Industries, […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Improved strategies in the sustainment of Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines have allowed the Australian Navy to have two submarines available for operations 90% of the time, an independent review has shown. The follow-up review on the progress made in addressing the findings of the original 2012 Coles Review identified an improvement to the availability and reliability of the […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    For the first time one of the Royal Navy’s new Type 45 destroyers has used two helicopters on front-line operations. HMS Dragon doubled her effectiveness for two months flying not the usual one, but two Lynx helicopters from her flight deck. The destroyer, on her maiden deployment, left Portsmouth in March with one onboard from […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Training & Education

    HMS Severn has demonstrated her operational capability and been named the most effective ship in the Fishery Protection Squadron. The competition, run throughout the year, recognised the efforts of Severn and her ship’s company, for their drive, enthusiasm, success and efficiency. As an added bonus Severn will be presented with the Jersey Cup during the […]

  • 13 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Defense leaders appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 12 to discuss the impacts the respective services are facing as a result of a potential sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution throughout fiscal year 2013. Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mark Ferguson, testified on behalf of the Navy and pointed out how […]

  • 4 February 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke was recognised with the Fleet Effectiveness Award for Above Water Warfare (AWW). This award recognises the work that the Iron Duke team has put in over the last 12-months working up for deployment, conducting Seawolf In-Service Firings and a South Atlantic Deployment. This is not only in the regular practice and conduct […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

    With modernization of submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) R-29RMU2 Sineva, Russian Navy’s strategic nuclear force would become 2.5 times more effective, reports Izvestiya referring to a source in Russian Navy Main HQ. “The upgraded missile will obtain the name of Liner and be based in the same submarines as Sineva and its predecessors were”, he said. […]

  • 17 December 2012

    Aerospace engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock completed surface ship testing in the subsonic wind tunnel (SWT), Nov. 29, collecting data to improve the aerodynamics of current and future ship designs. When a ship is underway, the above-waterline structure experiences aerodynamic effects due to the wind which impacts the ship’s performance, particularly in […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      NOAA’s Fisheries Service has issued regulations and a letter of authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy that includes measures to protect marine mammals while conducting research, development, test and evaluation activities and range expansion at the Naval Sea System Command Undersea Warfare Center Keyport Range Complex, in waters off the state of Washington. The […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) Information Technology Spend Governance Team was announced as a winner of the 2013 Department of the Navy (DON) Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award Jan. 31. The annual DON IM/IT Excellence Awards recognize IM/IT teams, projects, and individuals that have helped to transform the Navy and Marine Corps through […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Developed at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Plasma Physics Division, incoherent combining of high power fiber lasers for directed energy (DE) weapons and power beaming have proven effective in laser weapon systems (LaWS) prototypes now being temporarily deployed onboard select Navy ships. Based on architecture first proposed in 2005 by Dr. Phillip Sprangle, senior scientist, […]

  • 7 July 2011

      Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, told Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a July 1st letter that it might be wise to rebid contracts for the Nav… By Gary Robbins (signonsandiego) [mappress] Source: signonsandiego, July 7, 2011;

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Representatives of the international maritime community met in Bahrain on Tuesday to discuss counter-piracy efforts at the 36th SHADE conference. The Shared Awareness & Deconfliction (SHADE) conference offers a vital opportunity for military and civilian representatives to meet, share information and discuss cooperation opportunities to maintain the current suppression of piracy in the region. The […]

  • 24 March 2017

    Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate Cristobal Colon arrived in Sydney on Friday as part of her role in preparing Australian Navy sailors for the operation of Australia’s first Aegis destroyer Hobart. The frigate was escorted into Sydney Harbour by Royal Australian Navy ships Darwin, Melbourne and Parramatta. Commanding Officer Hobart Captain John Stavridis said the opportunity to […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three Member States gathered under the framework of the European Defence Agency to launch a project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammals activity while mitigating the adverse effect of military operations on these species. The formal signature of a technical agreement is expected for the 2nd semester of 2015. With a planned […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock, HMAS Canberra, has proven she has what it takes to conduct a safe boarding operations recently, with tough couple of days of assessment from Navy’s Sea Training Group. The testing period forms part of the Mariner Skills Evaluation which checks a range of mariner competencies specific to maintaining the safety […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

      VSTEP in cooperation with its Korean partner Dongkang M-Tech  have successfully delivered and installed a full NAUTIS Naval Task Force maritime simulator classroom at The Korean Naval College in Seoul, Korea. The classroom consists of 20 NAUTIS Naval Task Force Trainee Stations and Instructor Station. The Korean Naval College has selected NAUTIS for efficient […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    MBDA is unveiling CVW101 STRATUS, its latest Concept Visions project, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.   STRATUS provides a transformational, innovative approach to Command & Control and Mission Control of Missile Systems across domains (land, air and naval) and platforms, maximising the use of the weapon resources available in the battlespace in order to […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully engaged incoming aerial threats with its NATO Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) system during a Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT), May 21.   TR launched multiple ESSMs to verify the defensive capabilities of the missile system are functional and effective. “The ESSM is the ship’s […]